This week Diplo & Friends receives new mixes from Marshmello and Astronomar! First up is the mysterious producer Marshmello. His secret identity coupled with his early support from big names like Diplo, Skrillex and Jauz has left many fans wondering who he could be. While we won’t be revealing who the man behind the white fluff is, we can promise his trap and future bass mix on Diplo & Friends won’t disappoint. LA-based producer Astronomar takes over the second hour this week. His work has been featured on countless labels including Mad Decent, Fools Gold, OWSLA, Dim Mak, Slow Roast, Ministry of Sound, Top Billin and his own label Main Course. He’s had support from Skrillex, GTA, Clockwork, Congorock, A-Trak, Zeds Dead and Martin Garrix and more.
Mad Decent Radio #92 is all the way live at the BBQ, brought to you by Portland-based DJ Zimmie. Goin’ on 7 years strong, “You Gots To Grill” is the essential soundtrack for your backyard BBQs. Inspired by the cookout in Dr. Dre’s “Nuthin’ But A G Thang” video, it delivers a perfectly marinated mix of hip-hop, funk, soul, samples and a few new flavors to keep the party on till the break of dawn. Put a fresh crease in your khaki suit and make yourself a plate. Keep an eye out for his current documentary project, Soundtrack: The Story of the DJ, chronicling the history of DJing in all it’s forms.
The sun is coming out and we’re about ready for the next installment of Benzi’s mixtape series, #GIRLTRAPZ8! The new mixtape will premiere on July 19th on Diplo & Friends, and to warm us up Benzi’s leaked the first edit from the mix. Sexy vibes for days with a summery-sweet tint, Benzi’s flipped “Watch Me” by Silento x Doobious with his dope new edit PLUS unlocked it for FREE download.
Stream “Watch Me (Benzi Edit)” above and get pumped for #GIRLTRAPZ8!
The solstice just happened days ago, which means Summer is right around the corner, and with it, the Northern Hemisphere sees the most active time for music and movies. Things only get hotter in the Southern-most parts of the Americas. For todays post, we’d like to highlight those tracks making a huge buzz in the South American underground that otherwise might be overlooked in the face of main-stream competition.
Up first, the one and only Gyptian joins our friend from EL freaky for this Dancehall bomb. Summer Now.
Next week we will unveil the whole album, but as a the first single, No Pares becomes a solid track to show up why Dash Slktr is one of the best, newest producers to be killing it with every genre he sets out explore!
The Peruvian-Czech producer Chong X goes Major Lazer!!
Brazilian producers Flying Buff teamed with Ruxell and Clinton Sly for this stomper:
EmpireIsis reppin’ all the ladies with a Latin Heart:
Our kid Happy Colors produced this Bass Bomb with Evdi Sounds:
Diplo & Friends receives new mixes from upcoming DJ/producers Happy Colors and Aquadrop! Miami, FL native Happy Colors is a beatsmith with just as much color in his tracks as his name would lead you to believe. Playing on every genre from Moombahton, to Baile Funk, to Miami Bass and beyond, Happy Colors can skillfully wield anything with a tropical vibe and mean bass-line. We couldn’t give you a better mix to ring in the early-days of summer 2015. Italian producer Aquadrop will be taking over hour #2 with a fiery mix to heat up your weekend. His discography has received support from artists like Diplo, Skrillex, Flosstradamus, Mau5trap, Baauer, Crookers, RL Grime, and Crystal Fighters to name a few. His style is distinctly un-categorizable. There’s few places in a soundscape that an Aquadrop beat can’t or doesn’t travel to.
After catching our attention with a few jaw-dropping remixes for Major Lazer and Gent & Jawns, Bad Royale makes their Mad Decent debut with a heavy 5-track EP. What started as a fun experiment amongst four friends has led to the creation of a new genre that the group self-dubbed “king step.” Kingstep can be characterized as a combination of dubstep, grime, dancehall, reggae, moombahton, and Jamaican hip-hop. Featuring collaborations with the likes of Bunji Garlin, Dominique Young Unique and more, Move Like will leave you wanting to moshpit in the middle of the street, turn a dance floor inside out and hunt sharks with machine guns from outer space, all at the same time. Trust us, after just two tracks in you’ll know exactly what we mean.
Daktyl recorded the making of a special live version of his track “Mind” with JJ Draper. The video further proves Daktyl’s musical talent and debuts a stripped down version of their track “Mind,” off of Daktyl’s debut album Cyclical. Watch it above and support Daktyl’s album Cyclical below:
There has been a lot of buzz around the mysterious and relatively unknown producer, HI-LO, for his track “Crank It Up”. The track has already received support from the likes of Zeds Dead, Green Velvet, Curbi, Oliver Heldens, Umek, Knife Party, Kaskade, DJ Snake and Flux Pavilion. The theme of contrast extends beyond the name HI-LO alone, as “Crank It Up” boasts a heavy build up that then drops with a sub followed by a big bass warp.
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With futuristic sounds, an energetic build up and an absolutely addictive drop, “Fly” is a dope summer anthem provided to us by Tomsize and Creaky Jackals. Keep the bass bumping and fly away into the night with this track.